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2018 - 2023


September 2023

Channel 5 contacted us to organise Luxurique experiences in Kyoto for high profile UK TV show, Jane McDonald Lost in Japan. Naomi Mano arranged for her to get professionally dressed in a hand-crafted kimono worth USD300,000 in the stunning surroundings of the Old Mitsui Family Shimogamo Villa followed by an evening at Michelin-starred restaurant Mokubei, entertained by geisha. Watch the full episode here.


August 2023

Luxurique's Naomi Mano was interviewed by South China Morning Post about what the return of Chinese tour groups means for tourism. Read the article here.

Naomi was also interviewed by Robb Report about how the impact of the pandemic led to innovations in rural Japan including Hirado and Ozu Castle stays. Read the article here.


The article also appeared on Yahoo, here.

July 2023

The Washington Post interviewed Naomi Mano about where to go to avoid crowds in Japan. Read the article here.

Luxurique's Naomi Mano was quoted for a news story in The Washington Post about vandalism at Toshodaiji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Read the story here.

Naomi was mentioned as a speaker at Macau's inaugural Asian IR Expo in Macau Business. Read the full articles here. 

June 2023

Luxurique CEO Naomi Mano was featured on TV Asahi. Watch the show (Japanese language only) here.

Naomi Mano was also interviewed as a Voice of Tokyo for the May-June issue of Tokyo Weekender. Read the full interview here.

Naomi was also featured in TTG as an interviewee, discussing w the business events landscape has changed, and why she is advocating strongly for the country's rural locations. Read the interview here.

March 2023

The Washington Post interviewed Luxurique's Naomi Mano to get her insider tips on where to go and what to do on your next Japan trip. Read the article here.


Naomi Mano's insights on Japan as a wellness destination were also featured in Luxury Card magazine. Read the article here.

Meetings and Conventions Asia reported on Naomi's panel discussion for Pacific Asia Travel Association's (PATA) recent webinar, "The Future of Events". Read the article here.

January 2023

Italy's The Way Magazine interviews Naomi Mano to discuss Japan's charms and Luxurique's ability to deliver the experiences you want when you want them, without compromise. Read the article here.

December 2022

Luxurique's CEO, Naomi Mano, was interviewed for The Washington Post about how our UHNW guests take their skiing trips in Japan to the next level. Read the article here.

December 2022

Furusato Japan was mentioned in Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.  Read the article here.

September 2022

Luxurique launched Furusato Japan at a press conference in Tokyo American Club. Furusato Japan supports foreign residents in Japan who want to contribute to the Furusato Nozei tax system. The website, in English and Japanese, features a curated selection of Return Gifts and experiences that deepen connections with Japan while driving sustainable tourism.


Coverage of Furusato Japan is featured in:
The Japan Times
The Japan Times (again)

Kyodo News
The Sankei Shimbun

Japan Today

Time Out

Tokyo Weekender
Yahoo Japan

Japan Forward
PR Times

Hoteres Online
Saga Newspaper

September 2022

Luxurique CEO and founder, Naomi Mano spoke to NHK World to discuss Japan's reopening strategy. In this interview, she explains why Japan needs to implement measures beyond raising daily entries, such as dropping visa requirements. Read the article here.

Naomi discussed with TTG Asia the hurdles facing the hospitality industry when it came to rehiring to meet the expected surge in tourists after COVID restrictions lift. 

Read the article here.

August 2022
In her roles as President of Japan MICE Association and Luxurique CEO, Naomi Mano spoke at PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Destination Marketing Forum 2022, held in Hat Yai, Thailand. The event brought together 300 of the most prominent players in the travel industry to discuss the theme of "building back sustainably through cultural heritage and community-based tourism." In her panel discussion, FOCUS on MICE: The changing world of MICE, Mano discussed how this sector is leading the tourism industry as it reopens worldwide.

Read more about the insights she shared here.

February  |  2021
Luxurique planned, produced, and executed the US Host Town Symposium, an event within the 2021 Host Town Summit held by Japan's Cabinet Secretariat. Approximately 100 people from the US Host Towns, US Embassy, US Sports Federations, and US Athletes attended the online event.

December  |  2020
President Naomi Mano appears as a panelist for the PATA Asia Pacific Tourism Recovery Trends & Outlook Webinar to discuss the future of the MICE industry post-COVID-19.

October  |  2020
President Naomi Mano appears on NHK World's Newsroom Tokyo, to speak about "Envisioning Post-pandemic Tourism. Read more.

September  |  2020

An article on President Naomi Mano "Plugging the Gap" on TTG MICE.

September  |  2020
An article on President Naomi Mano "Meet the Japanese Omotenashi consultant selling what money can't buy" posted on Kyodo News, the Japan Times, and The Mainichi (English version).

August  |  2020

President, Naomi Mano, also the chairman of Japan MICE Association, to be the moderator for "Business Travel Conference 2020" to discuss among four other specialists on the future of MICE in Japan. Article on Sankei Newspaper (National newspaper) and Sankei Web regarding the event.

February  |  2020

President, Naomi Mano to be a speaker at Japan Internal Cabinet Host Town Summit held in Tokyo, Japan  (Summit cancelled due to COVID-19).

October  |  2019
President, Naomi Mano to be a speaker at PDMF (PATA Destination Marketing Forum) held at Pattaya, Thailand.

July  |  2019
President, Naomi Mano to be a Guest Lecturer on "Japan's Service Marketing" at Toyo Gakuen University.

May  |  2019
Luxurique to exhibit at IMEX Frankfurt, Germany.

March 07  |  2019
President, Naomi Mano to be a panelist for Happy Woman Festa Kyoto 2019 by Sankei Shinbun.

December 10  |  2018
President, Naomi Mano published a book about Japan's inbound market titled "The Illusion of Hospitality."

December 4 - 6  |  2018
Luxurique to exhibit at ILTM Cannes, Palais des Festivals et des Congres, France.

September 08  |  2018
Luxurique is featured in the article "There's a  little place I know" - The Times. Read the article here.

September 01  |  2018
President, Naomi Mano is expected to lead a keynote speech at Korea Luxury Travel Mart.

August 01  |  2018
Luxurique is featured on the article "The last day of Tsukiji" - DestinAsian.

May 21  |  2018
President, Naomi Mano to be panelist for ILTM Asia Pacific Educational Seminar in Singapore.

May 22 - 24  |  2018
Luxurique to exhibit at ILTM Asia Pacific, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

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